GDPR - Mike Carr - August 1, 2018

GDPR – What do US-based IT Professionals Need to Know?

The European Union’s most-recent privacy regulation, GDPR, requires EU companies to safeguard and keep confidential EU citizen personal data (among many requirements) but it also requires a bit out of non-EU companies—companies that may just happen to collect, process, transmit or store the personal data of an EU citizen.  This brief overview of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is geared toward the latter and will be focused on discussing “What exactly do US-based IT professionals need to know about this European law and how will it affect our future?”


Mike is the Director, Enterprise Information Security & Compliance for Hillenbrand, Inc.  He earned his Juris Doctor (JD) degree from the Salmon P. Chase College of Law at Northern Kentucky University, his M.B.A. from the University of Cincinnati and his M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Dayton. Mike is a certified information systems security professional (CISSP), a certified information privacy professional (CIPP), a certified member of Infragard, a licensed attorney in Ohio and Kentucky, an information assurance consultant and a frequent lecturer and adjunct faculty in the areas of IT security, privacy, information technology, IT ethics, organizational development, intellectual property law, and business law. Mike is also a KCBS Master Certified BBQ Judge.



Change of P(l)ace - July 11, 2018 - Dinner Social

This is v7 of the Summer CINPA Social where we change the P(l)ace. No tech presentation this night - instead we will meet on the second floor of Molly Malone's in Covington. Please feel free to bring a guest - techie or non-techie. In the past some have brought a friend, significant other or spouse and some children. This is an opportunity to show people you know what kind of folks you hang out with when you attend CINPA

Molly Malone's has a pool table and dart boards on the second floor that we will have access to.

7pm until whatever Molly Malones' 112 E 4th St Covington, KY 41011 (859) 491-6659

CINPA will be treating to hors d'oeuvres. Dinner and drinks are on you.

See you there.

Why we went to the Cloud - Douglas Johnson - June 6, 2018

This presentation is from one of our own - Douglas Johnson.

We had issues we could not fix with our current environment so went with a cloud solution.  We used the cloud to resolve a specific issue instead of moving everything to the cloud.  Now when we create a new environment, we consider going to the cloud as one of the options.

Douglas Johnson - Quality Assurance Test lead for University of Cincinnati IT organization.  UCIT is not the only IT organization at UC but the largest.  UCIT has application development group, Infosec, Operations, Networking, E learning and Electronic classrooms.

Telecommunications - Ryan McDonald - May 2, 2018

Come learn about the landscape of telecommunications in the Cincinnati area, general offerings from CenturyLink, and CenturyLink’s referral program where individuals can earn up to $5,500 for referring a small business to the local team.

Ryan McDonald helps small and medium businesses solve business problems through technology. He is the Cincinnati area Account Executive for CenturyLink, a provider of telecommunications, cloud computing, IT staffing, and cybersecurity services.

Cryptocurrencies - Troy Davis - April 4, 2018

To Boldly Go Where No Blockchain Has Gone Before: Cryptocurrencies, the Economics of Star Trek and the Future of Money

Join a conversation with Cincinnati software developer and entrepreneur Troy Davis of Lampros Labs as we delve into how sci-fi has predicted Bitcoin and its brethren, and how a future without our current form of money might actually work. No technology background required, this presentation is rated E for Everyone!

Tax Planning for Small/Medium Business - Marc Steiger - Feb 7, 2018

Marc is a partner at Hartlaub CPA advisory group.  Hartlaub is a locally based CPA firm that specializes on the tax preparation, and tax planning needs of individuals, the self-employed, and business owners.  We have a focus in the computer consulting, real estate agent, insurance agent, and construction contractor industries.

Marc Steiger is a tax and financial professional with over 25 years’ experience in financial management. Marc is a graduate of Clarkson University, where he obtained a bachelor of science in Accounting and Law, and then went on to becoming a CPA in 1987.

Marc specializes in reducing clients income tax through proper tax planning, in addition to traditional tax compliance. He works with Freelancers, Independent Contractors, and Small Businesses.


Hacker/Security Night - December 6, 2017

Annual Hacker/Security Night at CINPA.  No Pizza this night - come to find out what sort of a food surprise we have this year.

Program -

Cameron Maerz, Principal Security Consultant / Sr. Penetration Tester at Mafazo, presenting on Man in the Middle (MitM) attack techniques and defenses. Probably more on the attack side... Cameron is a local Pen Tester.

Matt Scheurer is going to deliver a presentation on Active Defense. He will be spinning up his Proof Concept site soon! Matt has got some incredible ideas to help the bad guys hack themselves. Given the popularity of the Jolly Roger Telephone Company meeting, Matt thinks the group will enjoy my methods designed to frustrate the bad guys. :)

Dave Stupp - Neopost - November 1

Can’t figure out how to mail a letter. Neopost is here to help. They  guide and support organizations in how they send and receive communications and goods, helping them to better connect with their customers. Dave Stupp will lead us on the journey to communication bliss. 

About Neopost

Neopost is a Global Communications Company that has been around since 1924. We help business customers send, receive, and connect with their customers quickly, efficiently, and economically. Our solutions include document management software, physical mail, and shipping packages.

About Dave Stupp

I’ve been in Sales for 39 years in various positions ranging from Account Representative to National Account Manager for Enterprise accounts. I build great relationships with my customers, provide the right solutions for their business needs, and provide the customer service that they expect and demand.

PowerPoint Slides

Recruiter/Career Night - October 4, 2017

Come join us for our annual IT Recruiter/Career Night. Come learn everything you need to know about landing that perfect IT job. Get the edge you need, and learn how to network so your resume packet is not dropped. Learn the language of the interview to help you get that A+ performance. In no time, you will be sipping on some Java and eating some Pi with that perfect job.

It will be an open discussion with a great panel that includes, but is not limited to, Jeff Twardowski of U B Successful and Chris Palermo from Oxford Search. 

Best part: if you are looking for a job, we will waive the $5 meeting fee.

 **Note CINPA is not responsible for actual job placement Results may vary. Please find another recruiter if problem persists.**


Jess Elshere -White Cloud Security - August 2 2017

Come join us and listen to Jess talk about White Cloud Security and trying to stay https in this http world.

Jess Elshere - Sales Manager, North American Enterprises, White Cloud Security A former Control Systems Engineer with experience in all phases of process engineering through construction, startup, and revamps. After 13 years of domestic and international engineering, Jess transitioned to a career in Sales within the process industry, and owned a small business at the same time. In 2015, Jess joined White Cloud Security, and now provides a key cybersecurity technology to help Enterprise, Infrastructure, and SMB combat the hacker threat.


White Cloud Security

Provider of the patented Trust Lockdown product: The next generation whitelisting technology that closes the gap in Endpoint Protection (EPP) by providing actual malware PREVENTION.  No patching, updating, behavior analysis, or threat assessment needed to maintain protection. We stop malware first!


Presentation - Overview of Endpoint Protection Technologies

The Target - Your Endpoint

The Threat - Today and Tomorrow

EPP Technologies - Overview, Pros/Cons

Cybersecurity - The Value of Networking



Change of P(l)ace - July 5 2017 - Dinner Social

This is v6 of the Summer CINPA Social where we change the P(l)ace. No tech presentation this night - instead we will meet on the second floor of Molly Malone's in Covington. Please feel free to bring a guest - techie or non-techie. In the past some have brought a friend, significant other or spouse and some children. This is an opportunity to show people you know what kind of folks you hang out with when you attend CINPA

Molly Malone's has a pool table and dart boards on the second floor that we will have access to.

7pm - whatever Molly Malones' 112 E 4th St Covington, KY 41011 (859) 491-6659

CINPA will be treating to hors d'oeuvres. Dinner and drinks are on you.

See you there.

How to Podcast - Daniel Lewis – June 7, 2017

As an award-winning podcaster, Daniel J. Lewis gives you the guts and teaches you the tools to launch and improve your own podcasts for sharing your passions and finding success. Daniel creates resources for podcasters, such as the SEO for Podcasters training, the My Podcast Reviews global-review aggregator, and the Podcasters' Society membership for podcasters. As a recognized authority and influencer in the podcasting industry, Daniel speaks on podcasting and hosts his own podcasts covering how to podcastclean-comedy, and the #1 unofficial podcast for ABC's hit drama Once Upon a Time, all under the umbrella of Noodle Mix Network and having received nearly 20 award nominations. Daniel and his wife, Jenny, live near Cincinnati with their newborn son, "Noodle Baby." For more info about Daniel Lewis can visit

Brad Sams - May 3, 2017

Brad has nearly a decade of writing and publishing experience under his belt. From breaking news about Microsoft to pushing publications to new heights, he has significant experience as a journalist as well as growing web-based brands. Brad brings to BWW Media Group a profound background in all things Microsoft and has been cited by numerous publications for cracking open the Redmond nut and exposing the internal workings of the company. Brad earned his M.B.A from the Lindner School of Business and resides in Cincinnati, Ohio. For more info check out

Printing for $'s - DCS-Tech - April 5, 2017

We will be discussing Print Environments and how we can save companies money through utilizing software and efficient equipment.

Chip Denlinger has worked in the print industry for 5 years and has helped companies save thousands by consulting with them to make them more efficient. DCS-Tech VP of Sales and Sales Manager, 15 year veteran of the print industry, will also be in attendance.

IoT - Internet of Things - March 1, 2017

IoT - John Osborne.  
Innovation is not constrained to individuals, teams or organizations. In some cases, the best to way to innovate is when entire industries comes together to share the effort and the investment necessary. Industry innovation is one approach that is commonly overlooked and undervalued. In this discussion we will cover machine to machine (M2M) component of the IoT - zigbee.

For a primer, this is a recording of a national radio show I was a guest on recently.

John E. Osborne II is currently the Chairman of the Board of the zigbee alliance (a global SDO) and General Manager of Research & Development at The Kroger Co. John’s expertise is in computer science combined with business management, negotiation and purchasing disciplines. He has been responsible for enterprise wide operational and technical projects budgets worth millions of dollars. He has a number of patents and co-authored a global technical specification for zigbee. John graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Ohio University. Currently he is also a member of the Advisory Boards of Ohio University School of Communications the University of Cincinnati school of Computer Science

What is Enterprise Mobility Management? - February 1, 2017

Mobile devices are changing the way that work gets done.  Your workers want the choice of devices and tools to be productive.  However, an uncontrolled mobile environment, sometimes referred to as Shadow IT, introduces potential risk to data and systems. 

The challenge for business is to enable productivity while ensuring security. Enter “Enterprise Mobility Management” (EMM).  This presentation will introduce EMM and its subcomponents, and how enterprises can enable productivity tools on mobile devices, while protecting against data loss and unauthorized access.

David Wilshire is a Principal Consultant with Resolvit IT and Management Consulting, with several years’ experience in Enterprise Mobility Management at GE and Synchrony Financial.  He became a CINPA member in 2016, and is an AirWatch Accredited  Mobility Professional.

Networking - Jan 4, 2017

For our first meeting of 2017 we are going to have a networking session.  Not the kind of networking that we do at our work and at most of our meetings – but a human kind of networking.  After all NETWORKING is the second word of our CINPA name.  This is more like your Chamber of Commerce networking or BNI kind of meetings.  If you are used to just being an observer this will be different because everyone is going to get the floor for a short time to tell the rest of the group about you.  I’m not expecting any powerpoints or large productions – more like an introduction to who you are, what you do, what you want to do, what you like, etc. etc etc.  If you want to do a powerpoint you can – it’s just not required.

Speaking for myself I think I know many of you but some I don’t know as well as I know others.  This will help me get to know you better.  Hopefully this will be just as useful for the rest of you as well. This can be useful for someone that might be looking for a job, or interested in learning or exploring new areas or even someone looking to hire a person to fill a position.

As always our meetings are open to the public. Please help get the word out and I will look forward to seeing you Wednesday.